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3.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 5 3.46 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: Philip Pullman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The His Dark Materials Series Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780739366998
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Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Booklist, May 15, 2008:
  • Pullman is as fine a writer as there is for young people, and this book is a small gem.”

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arman | 5/17/2011

    " Aeronaut Lee Scoresby adventures to the north on an adventure to save Iorek Byrninson an armored bear. The exciting prequil to the golden compass is truly exciting. It gives the introduction to the world of the golden compass. Read the book of the century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/7/2011

    " You know, I need to reread the whole of His Dark Materials this summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynossa | 4/22/2011

    " I always like Iorek Brynison and it was fun to read about his first meeting with Lee Scoresby and Hester "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 2/3/2011

    " A little supplemental bit featuring Mr. Scorseby's story before the events in the His Dark Materials series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/18/2011

    " This was a short story involving the meeting of two main characters from "The Golden Compass". It thankfully lacked the aethist tendencies of the trilogy that it preludes and was simply an exciting adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2011

    " A must-read for fans of the Dark Materials trilogy! Once Upon a Time in the North provides a rich backstory for Iorek Byrnison and Lee Scoresby, and does a great job of explaining just a bit more about armored bears. This is a lovely little book, which only makes me want more. More Lyra! Please! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirei | 1/2/2011

    " Yawn. This was boring, but mercifully it was very short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dasha | 12/19/2010

    " I was craving for more HDM...but this was just barely enough :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 12/11/2010

    " i listened to the audiobook of this on a drive from ohio to iowa. it was definitely a good read for the car, light and entertaining, adventurey etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/27/2010

    " An excellent tale of a day in the life of Lee Scoresby and a perfect accompaniment to His Dark Materials. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 11/19/2010

    " Although not as interesting as 'Lyra's Oxford', it still holds true to being exactly what you would expect as a little side story to the 'His Dark Materials' books. A great little read for Pullman fans and HDM fans alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 11/8/2010

    " Classic Pullman with my favorite of his characters, Scoresby (and Iorek). Lovely flavor, wish it were four times longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcoghill | 11/7/2010

    " Fun story but noting to compare to the Golden Compass "

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About the Author
Author Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award–winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series—The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass—as well as the Sally Lockhart trio of Victorian mysteries and other books for young readers. Among his other awards, he has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work.